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Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson has contributed to Crikey since 2002, and was a ministerial adviser in the Kennett government and a former editorial manager at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.

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Get realist: beyond the Putin-Trump bromance

Get realist: beyond the Putin-Trump bromance

Charles RichardsonJan 25, 201715 Comments

International policy realists have something important to say about Russia that is quite independent of Trump's fondness for Vladimir Putin.

It's hard out there for a populist: Italy's comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

It's hard out there for a populist: Italy's comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

Charles RichardsonJan 11, 20172 Comments

Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.

Counting down 2016's best, worst and weirdest votes

Counting down 2016's best, worst and weirdest votes

Charles RichardsonDec 23, 20164 Comments

It was a crowded field this year.

Hillary Clinton's very last hope

Hillary Clinton's very last hope

Charles RichardsonDec 15, 20163 Comments

Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by quite a large margin. But recounts in disputed states are not going to make the difference.

Spectre of right-wing populism haunts Europe as Italy, Austria went to the polls

Spectre of right-wing populism haunts Europe as Italy, Austria went to the polls

Charles RichardsonDec 6, 20165 Comments

Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.

Liberte, egalite, and a firm 'non' to Trumpism

Liberte, egalite, and a firm 'non' to Trumpism

Charles RichardsonNov 21, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.

No Brexit: voters swing back towards 'stay'

No Brexit: voters swing back towards 'stay'

Charles RichardsonJun 23, 20161 Comment

A fortnight ago, the polls had shifted to mostly showing a narrow majority for "leave". Since then, there appears to have been a movement back.

Who's afraid of the big, bad Greens?

Who's afraid of the big, bad Greens?

Charles RichardsonJun 16, 20168 Comments

Labor and the Coalition are both running scare campaigns over the Greens bogeyman. But there's a way for the progressive parties to get along instead.

Turnbull, Shorten and the orange, weirdly coiffed elephant in the room

Turnbull, Shorten and the orange, weirdly coiffed elephant in the room

Charles RichardsonJun 6, 20162 Comments

Shorten touched on Trump, but generally speaking both sides have avoided talk of foreign policy so far this campaign.

How the US Congress, not the voters, could choose the next president

Charles RichardsonMay 27, 20167 Comments

Donald Trump will be the Republican standard-bearer, but that does not mean he will be the next president.

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